Funding bodies are increasingly requiring the grant applicants to produce Data Management Plans (DMPs) while planning a project and writing a grant proposal. DMPs typically address:
DMPs are valuable tools for navigating research projects. Writing a DMP at the beginning of a project and keeping it reviewed and updated periodically ensures that all aspects of data management are fully considered throughout the project lifecycle.
In compliance with the institutional and funder requirements, web-based tools such as DMPonline by Digital Curation Centre and DMPTool by University of California Curation Center could be useful options in creating and sharing DMPs.
Check out the DMP templates, examples and resources compiled by the two institutions.
Digital Curation Centre
University of California Curation Center